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'Naughty' sisters romance the ramp

Think back to a time when Hollywood glamour was at its peak, the 1930s and 1940s, when actresses like Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, and Ginger Rogers were the stars of the silver screen, always dressed in beautiful dresses, with hair done to perfection and make up in position.
PTI | By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2004 09:40 PM IST

Think back to a time when Hollywood glamour was at its peak, the 1930s and 1940s, when actresses like Ava Gardner, Marilyn Monroe, and Ginger Rogers were the stars of the silver screen, always dressed in beautiful dresses, with hair done to perfection and make up in position.

These are the times that sister duo Gauri and Nainika Karan succeed in recreating with their collection. Using to advantage, their understanding of draping, they create skirts, blouses, and dresses that are sexy in a very sweet way. Nothing overt, just the hint of cleavage, cinching of the waist, tie-ups on a bare back, and hip skimming silhouettes that flare into dancing volumes, their ensembles were like puffs of cloud on a spring morning.

The Grecian drapes in the georgette dresses and skirts concealed all flaws and enhanced flirty femininity, while the seductive stretch satins added glamour to basic pant and skirt suits. Asymmetric hemlines, corseted waists, noodle ties and folds and pleats were the focus of the collection. The colour palette varied from candy pinks, sea greens and lemons to the attention grabbing siren reds, lush greens and elegant ivories.

The look was distinctly girly and sweet on first sight, but subtly naughty as an afterthought.

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